It will officially be summer in just a couple weeks, which means wedding season is upon us! According to The Knot, 35% of weddings occur in the summer, with the highest number in June. Whether you’re planning to attend friends’ events or have your own, you’re probably thinking a lot about the best wedding gifts. To help you put together your registry, we’ve compiled a list of things couples really appreciate receiving on their wedding.
If you want to measure how much technology has changed our culture, a good place to look is the job market. Occupations that were once necessary have become obsolete due to the progression of technology, and it’s fascinating to see how different the world was before it evolved into what we know now. Here are some weird jobs you’re not about to see listed on indeed.com.
1. Human computer
The term “computer” used to mean ” one who computes.” These people performed mathematical calculations before electronic computers became available.
2. Elevator operator
Back when elevators needed to be operated manually, people were hired to do that job. It eventually progressed to frequently double as a tour guide position. … Read more...
It’s graduation season, which means there’s a group of people graduating college and entering the post-academia world. If you’re one of these people about to embark on adulthood, first of all, congratulations! It’s going to be a fantastic journey. You’re probably feeling a little sad about leaving college, but think about all the adventures that are in store! One of the biggest and most fun is right around the corner: your first apartment. Transitioning from dorm room living to apartment living is a big change, and it’s an exciting opportunity to create a space that’s uniquely yours.
Chances are your apartment won’t be very big (unless you are a person who can afford a large apartment right out of college; … Read more...
May 18th is No Dirty Dishes Day! The point of today is to not have any dishes to clean for the entire day. If you ever wanted to spend a whole day eating in restaurants, today is that day! This is a great excuse to take a break from one of the most tedious daily chores and enjoy work-free dining this one time.
For every other day of the year, you can reduce time spent washing dishes by trying these tips to lighten the task.
1. Load your dishwasher correctly. Make sure your dishes are facing toward the center, where the sprayer is. Put your silverware in with the handle down, and separate each item as much as possible. … Read more...
Since we spend a third of our lives asleep, it seems reasonable to try to understand as much about this thing we do as possible. You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about mattresses or the sleep process, but it turns out there are several interesting things worth knowing. Here are six strange and fun facts!
1. Before color television, most people dreamed in black and white. Now the percentage is much smaller, and it mostly consists of older people.
2. It’s illegal to buy a mattress on Sunday in Washington. Law experts in Washington, please explain.
3. Mattress dominoes is a real thing. It’s a category in the Guinness World Records!
4. The expression “sleep tight” exists because … Read more...
What better way to cool off this summer than with a trip to Splish Splash in Calverton, NY? Stop in to any P.C. Richard & Son superstore and ask for your coupon toward discounted Splish Splash water park admission! There’s no purchase necessary to receive this coupon.
Here are the amazing deals you’ll get:
From now through June 30, 2016, save $6 on each general admission ticket for up to 6 guests (or up to $36 total).
From 7/1/16 through 9/5/16, save $4 on each general admission ticket for up to 6 guests (or up to $24 total).
These savings are void with any other discount, and you must have our original coupon from the stores in order to qualify. … Read more...
We’re all well-versed in basic kitchen safety, but there are particular safety precautions you need to know if you’re going to spend any time in the kitchen on Friday the 13th. If you plan to cook anything today, take heed of the following warnings:
1. Air bubbles in bread represent coffins, so if you cut into a loaf and see a hole, it’s an omen of death. My advice would be to just not cut into any bread today.
2. Spilling your tea means a stranger is coming to visit you.
The end of the school year is upon us, which means many of us are preparing for the long-anticipated pinnacle of high school: prom. This is a really exciting and fun part of the high school experience, but it can also cause a lot of stress. At this point, you’ve (hopefully) already figured out what you’re wearing, so we’re going to focus on some tips to help you have a stress-free and memorable prom experience:
1. I recommend doing your hair yourself. This sounds counterintuitive, since getting someone else to do it seems far easier, but here’s the thing: you know how to do your hair. You just need the basic items (hair dryers, flat irons, curling … Read more...
I’ve recently gotten into the habit of packing essential nutrients into my diet in the form of smoothies. An energizing smoothie is a fantastic way to start the day, and nutrient-rich, protein-packed smoothies are perfect post-gym snacks. It’s so much fun to experiment with different ingredients and see what kind of deliciousness you can invent! This is one of my favorite creations, and it’s great to have at any time of day.
¾ cup frozen berries (I use a mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, but any will do!)
½ cup vanilla soy milk
¼ cup water
1 tbsp Tru-Nut peanut butter powder
1 tbsp chocolate hemp protein powder
We’ve been talking a lot about moms here lately, but we want to make sure we don’t overlook an important category of people this week. If, for whatever reason, you won’t be celebrating Mother’s Day with your mom this weekend (or even if you are), this is a great time to acknowledge the mother figures in your life who have been important to you. Perhaps a grandmother or aunt helped raise you, or your best friend’s mom is practically yours, too. Maybe a teacher acted as a motherly guide and had a profound influence on your life. Maybe your dad played the role of both parents while you were growing up. It could even be the “mom friend” in your … Read more...